Friday, May 13, 2011

Talkin' Tactics #1 - Land Raiders

land raider crusader Pictures, Images and Photos
This blog series will focus on a specific tactic in each segment, talking about the pros and cons to using such an idea in your own battles and how to incorporate such strategies into your list building and overall gameplay. In the first installment of "Talkin' Tactics", I figured I would discuss a tactic that I see quite frequently being used amongst my fellow gamers here at the Forgotten Chapter. It involves one of the finest vehicles in the game being used in a seemingly simple but quite effective role on the table top battle field.

The Dice Thrower In All Of Us... #1

So, this will undoubtedly be a series that makes every 40k player think about that dark side that we all have.. That part of us that takes over after a bad turn or round of combat, and soon looks at their dice in hand as a symbol of violence and decides to hurl them across the room, hitting everything in sight like an ordnance barrage large blast. Before you know it, models and people alike are diving for a cover save as the dice are launched everywhere.

Maple Syrup and Scotch

Well I guess its time for my intro as well, and just like my fellow Forgotten Chapter member stated, I hope I dont butcher this either! Im RollTheDice22, a 40k player from Denver that started a little over a year ago. I remember making fun of my friend when he started talking about this board game with dice and little men. After almost dying from laughter, he showed me the website and began introducing me to the different parts of the game. I humored him by looking at the different armies, until a picture of the Grey Knights struck my eye. After that, I began asking questions out of sheer excitement and interest. The rest as they say, is history. I now look back on my initial thoughts and think about how ignorant I was, and how much I enjoy the game today.

As you can obviously tell, my chapter of choice is the Grey Knights, which just recently received a new codex and brought me yelling with excitement out of third edition Grey Knight rules. I also have an IG guard army that I love to change almost every time I field it. We hope that this blog will promote the game, the hobby, and everything in between. I only hope that people will remember that no matter what, this game is supposed to be FUN!
So, if you like reading about new tactics, hobbying techniques, and miscellaneous discussions of the 40k world, make sure to check out our posts. (wow, that sounded a lot like backflips and pancakes....)

Backflips And Pancakes

Lets see how bad I can butcher this introduction.....

I am Unlikecrashzach, a local gamer from Denver, CO. I got into Warhammer 40K about 6 years about and quit after a year due to college. A year ago I picked up the hobby again when I overheard a friend of mine talking about his Black Templars (my first chapter back in the day) at a Halloween party.

Currently, my chapter of choice is the calm, calculated, and founding Salamanders. I also have a small mechanized Guard army that is growing in size. What can I say? I am a loyalist.

The Forgotten Chapter is gaming club of 5 friends in Denver, CO who are consistently engaged in gaming and discussion of tactics, hobby progress, and the occasional thoughts of what we would like to see from 40K. We have started this blog to add all of our accumulated thoughts, tactics, and hobby progress for others to enjoy. So, if eventually someone looks at this Blog and likes what we are selling feel free to send us your lists, tactics, and more importantly comments and we will be happy to discuss them.

If you are ever in the Denver Area, hit us up to set up a game or time to get some hobby talk in.